Internet Fraud Conviction: Odeh Is 19, Not Seven -EFCC Clarifies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has clarified that Victor Oche Odeh who was convicted on account of internet fraud is 19 years old, and not seven years old as reported in some sections of social media.

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale who made the clarification in a statement on Monday, said, Odeh was convicted by Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on July 21, 2023.

The anti-graft agency said, Odeh, 19, was among five undergraduates convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment each, after pleading guilty to a one-count separate charge bordering on internet fraud.

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The other convicts, according to EFCC, were: Chidebere Stanley Opara (a.ka. Avail Hollywood), Manasseh Sefa Ephraim (a.k.a Felicia_dannyyels), Chukwukere Obinna Paul (a.ka. Shaun Lee) and Enyogu Etim Ekpo (a.ka.a Henry Wilson, Jasdav7).

The statement stated that “in a Press Release of the EFCC, dated July 11, 2023, the ages of all the convicts, including Odeh’s, were not stated. For the purpose of clarity, Odeh is 19 years old.

“All the false narratives being bandied about in some section of the social media that he is seven years old should be ignored. The EFCC did not “parade” the convict, and is not a court of law that rightfully convicted him.

“Facts are sacred. Information about the offence, prosecution, conviction, and sentence of Odeh is on all social media platforms of the EFCC. The public is enjoined to ignore any hoopla connected to his conviction”, it said.

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